T.Patrick Walsh

Founder Greenlight Planet

Patrick founded Greenlight Planet while a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he graduated in 2007 with degrees in engineering physics and economics.  After working on a micro-grid installation in India and experiencing the need for better rural energy products, Patrick began designing Greenlight Planet’s Sun King™ solar lanterns with individual consumers’ needs in mind.   Greenlight has sold over four million Sun King lamps and solar home systems under Patrick’s leadership, receiving best-in-class product awards from The World Bank’s Lighting Africa technical evaluation program, and accolades from UNESCO, the Lemelson-MIT and MIT CITE programs, and The Economist.